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stifle
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David Copperfield
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  • It was a close and stifling little shop; full of all sorts of clothing, made and unmade, including one window full of beaver-hats and bonnets.
  • When I had recovered my breath, and had got rid of a stifling sensation in my throat, I rose up and went on.
  • Always inarticulate and stifled.

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  • These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
  • The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.

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